So, it's only been two weeks, and we're like crack addicts and we just had to get back out there to do more work. HARD work.
So this is what our ditch looked like a few months ago:
Pretty steep, really rough, and not a good idea to try to go off-roading in our little Honda Civic.
So here's what it looks like as of right now. Several hundred (thousand?) shovels full of dirt and we've got ourselves a bit of a land-bridge going.
We could probably get the car on the property now if we had to, but it's still a bit rough, and we need to add several more feet of dirt before I feel confident we can get on and off without getting stuck.
Husband rocking the Adventure Builder Club (ABC) T-shirt
Hammer Time! (Mj
olnir is the name of Thor's Hammer)
Since we didn't get a picture of it the last time...
The floor of the dome:
We also got to meet "Montana" our closest neighbor. He was mentioned to us by the people we met last time. While we were digging, he decided to stop by the ditch and introduce himself since it looks like we're not going away and are gonna become a regular fixture in the neighborhood.
He was friendly and gave us some good tips about dealing with the Carbon County Bureaucracy - dig in and don't budge. He's been out here 14 years, so I'd say it's working for him so far.
On a side note, we've met 4 neighbors so far, and between them, there's a full set of teeth in there somewhere. I don't plan on giving up my toothbrush when we come out full time. I don't want to fit in that bad.
Other bits of note:
This trip the weather was the absolute awesomest to date! Perfect temperature for working, cool enough to work in short sleeves, but not so cold as to freeze the fingers. Sunny, and NO WIND!!! That part was the best.
We also did some layout planning and picked where we're putting the other domes / structures and started digging paths.
We also moved the tires up to where the new berm will be; closer in and shorter, to give more protection for the homestead.
I also walked out our north border line using the survey stakes and the official marker we found a while ago. I got pretty close to where our North-East corner is, and I found one of their old wooden stakes on the ground not 20 feet away from where I was, so I know we're in the ballpark. Now we just gotta find our southern border and we're set. We will eventually have it professionally surveyed, but this gives us a general idea of our property line. Not that we're gonna build anything even close to it, it's just good to know.